Sports Plane

Sports Plane

 

an airplane designed for aviation competition, pilotage, training, and record attempts. Most sports planes are single- or two-seat airplanes in the first or second weight class (up to 500 and up to 1,000 kg, respectively), with engines rated at 100 to 200 hp. They are capable of speeds of 200 to 500 km/hr and can fly distances of 500 to 1,000 km at altitudes up to 4,000 to 6,000 m. Aerobatic planes, designed for stunt-flying competitions, have greater maneuverability and can withstand higher stresses than other types of airplanes. Appropriately modified types of military and civil airplanes are used to set records for speed, altitude, and distance.

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The current light sports plane has not yet been through flight test.
The plane designed and developed by Dorna Aerospace Company is a full composite sports plane and complies with the Standard Test Method (ASTM).
The second aircraft, a sports plane normally used for parachuting and similar activities and believed to have been carrying three people, landed safely at East Midlands Airport.
The other aircraft was a sports plane, normally used for parachuting and similar activities, which was able to land at East Midlands Airport despite damaged landing gear, said Tim Atkinson, of the Air Accident Investigation Branch.
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Over several days, Saudi sports pilots Captain Fahd Al-Zikry, Captain Fares Al-Shahrani, Captain Ibrahim Al-Siqairan, Captain Ibrahim Al-Zikry, Captain Rakan Al-Rayes, Captain Islam Juwaid and Captain Hasan Al-Shoqair, who are members of the Riyadh-based Earth and Space School, have filled the skies of the Saudi capital of Riyadh with joy and pride using six sports planes exhibiting aerobatics and displaying banners reading "Salman -- the allegiance" and "We pledge to be honest, faithful and loyal".
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